World Animal Day is a special occasion to remember the importance of all living beings with whom we share our planet. This day, celebrated on 4 October, coincides with the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, and gives us an opportunity to reflect on our relationship with the Earth’s fauna and flora.
Origin and meaning
The essence of this celebration is to promote a more just and equitable world for all, where animals are treated with dignity and respect. World Animal Day was established in 1931 during a conference of ecologists in Florence, Italy, as a tribute to St. Francis of Assisi, who showed deep love and respect for all living creatures. Since then, this date has become an annual reminder of our human responsibility towards all other animals and nature.
Today, World Animal Day takes on critical importance. As climate change, deforestation and habitat loss threaten many species, it is vitally important that we become actively involved in protecting wildlife.
How to Support Animal Welfare:
- Education and Awareness: Education is key. Learning about biodiversity and local ecosystems helps us to better appreciate the importance of animals in our environment.
- Supporting Conservation Organisations: Many organisations dedicate their efforts to the protection of wildlife. Donating time, money or resources to these organisations is an effective way to contribute.
- Ethical consumption: Opting for products and food from sustainable and ethical sources is essential to reduce the demand that contributes to animal exploitation.
- Participation in Volunteer Activities: Collaborating with animal shelters, rescue centres or conservation projects is a practical way to make a tangible difference.
- Support Environmental Policies: Supporting policies and laws that protect wildlife and the environment is crucial for large-scale change.
We can all contribute to making the world a kinder and fairer place for all forms of life that share our planet by becoming aware of the importance of protecting wildlife and preserving biodiversity.
At Picart, we are proud to contribute to the well-being of dogs and cats by producing quality food for our furry friends, formulated with carefully selected and balanced ingredients to ensure optimal nutrition. We believe that proper nutrition is essential to their health and happiness, and we work to provide products that reflect our commitment to quality and respect for animal life. On World Animal Day, we reaffirm our commitment to continue to care for your furry companions as if they were our own.